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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Prizegiving 2021

Pupils and staff celebrated the end of term and the end of the school year with a prizegiving ceremony held in a marquee in the grounds.

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Monday 28 June 2021

St Mary's Music School's tribute to Edinburgh's seven hills launches 50th birthday cultural project

The countdown to our 50th birthday begins this week with the official launch of the Seven Hills Project. 

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Friday 2 April 2021

Lord Clyde Memorial Prize 2021

Cliodhna wins Lord Clyde Memorial Prize 2021.

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Wednesday 17 March 2021

"If your child has a prodigious musical talent, you couldn’t do much better than St Mary’s."

That's the opinion of the latest Good Schools Guide Review published this week. 

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Monday 15 March 2021

Primary pupils return to School

Primary pupils return to School with Seniors due to follow after Easter

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Monday 11 January 2021

Keyboard Department welcomes Anna Michels

We are delighted to welcome former pupil Anna Michels as the latest addition to the Keyboard Department.

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Friday 18 December 2020

Woodwind through the wall - out of adversity comes ingenuity

At a time when it has been difficult to continue normal teaching due to government restrictions, our teachers have had to think creatively. Unsurprisingly, they have come up trumps. 

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Thursday 3 September 2020

SQA Exam Results 2020 - Congratulations to all our pupils on their exam results

Over 75% of SQA grades awarded resulted as Grade A and this session we saw our highest percentage pass rate (100%) across all levels.

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Monday 31 August 2020

Welcome to our new Head of Strings

In an exciting move for St Mary’s Music School we are delighted to welcome Dr Valerie Pearson as our new Head of Strings.The new full-time role will allow William Conway, who has been fulfilling the joint role of Head of Strings and Artistic Director for more than ten years, to devote more time to his role as the School’s Artistic Director.

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Thursday 20 August 2020

Headteacher takes on Seven Hills Challenge

Support Headteacher Dr Taylor as he takes on the challenge of running the course of the Seven Hills Race in 140 minutes - that's just over 14 miles...over 2200 feet of ascent....and just 20 minutes per hill!

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

New commission and collaboration celebrates 40 years of support for specialist music education in the UK

Eleven talented young musicians from St Mary’s Music School join a pioneering collaboration between the UK’s five specialist music schools to celebrate 40 years of government support.

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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Directors' Recital Prize 2020 Winners Announced

Congratulations to Sofia Ros and Cliodhna Scott who were announced as the winners of the Directors' Recital Prize 2020 last night. 

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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